Grant Terry Trail

The City of Golden offers an extensive and interconnected trail system of 24 miles, providing diversity in both types of trail experience and destinations. Regional Trail connections provide a link to neighboring communities and open space.

Download the Golden Parks, Trails and Open Space Map pdf download for a full map of all the parks and trails within and surrounding Golden, or access the Golden Trailhead Google Map.

Grant Terry Trail

Grant Terry Trail is compact dirt, 15 feet wide, and adjacent to Clear Creek for .7 mile up the canyon. This is an excellent pedestrian trail in the hot summer months as there is typically a cool breeze.

Directions

Access the trail via the Clear Creek Trail west of the Clear Creek RV Park.

Parking

Parking lot at the Golden Community Center and on West Highway 6.

Difficulty

The trail is moderate.

Wildlife

The Front Range of Colorado touches three distinct ecosystems – grassland prairie, pinyon-ponderosa woodlands and montane – that support a rich variety of mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles. Rabbit, hare, prairie dog, fox, coyote, badger, bobcat, mule deer, elk, black bear and mountain lion all call the Front Range their home.

Use of Trail

Bike Access: Yes

Please visit www.co.jefferson.co.us/openspace for information on regional trails outside Golden City limits.

COG Mesa

 Golden was named after Thomas L. Golden,
a gold prospector who arrived in Jefferson County in 1858.

Additional Resources

City of Golden, Colorado
COG Mesa